Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Three cheers and two chairs
I am obliged to wait in today to take delivery of my latest passport, which is now so valuable that it has to be sent under armed guard to my address, and only handed over when my identity has been established - by showing the courier my passport. I'll jump that hurdle when I come to it, but meanwhile, I'm going to waste a bit more time by posting up the closest thing I ever get to a lifestyle blog - a pair of kitchen chairs.
No matter how wealthy we are, everyone likes a bargain, so you can imagine how much I liked this one: 2 classic, wooden chairs dating from about 1900 (known, I have just discovered, as 'Oxford Bar-Backs') for £2. That's a pound each, for those of you who are as mathematically challenged as I am.
They obviously used to belong to an artist who was also keen on a bit of woodwork, so they will need a light sand and another coat of paint. After that, they will match the existing one in the kitchen perfectly.
This is going to be a very short post (hurrah!), because the door-bell has just gone off and I have received my new passport (hurrah!). They are extremely pretty looking things these days, with pictures of quaint, English cottages, seagulls, reed beds etc. all over them. Like the 2012 Olympics, it almost makes me proud to be British. Hurrah!